My short story “Lek” was picked up by indefatigable twitterer Mensah Demary, at Specter Magazine.
The origins of Lek, the titular character, stem from my time living and working in Pattaya, Thailand, sex capital of Asia (if not the world). I wish I could say Pattaya had much else going for it, but it doesn’t. We didn’t stay long. But I got an eyeful of the seamiest side of life there is out there while we were there. I’ve got a couple other stories set there out in the world, but this is the first one to see the light of day. As my writing shifts more and more to the gritty, I think there will be more to come.
Lek was rejected 6 times before it found a home. It will appear in Specter in October.
Specter Issue Zero goes live about 1 hour from now, by the way. Go check them out – there’s sure to be a truckload of writing worth reading. There is also a blog of acerbic and insightful commentary. Check ’em out.
I’m biased, of course, but I think they’re up-and-comers, and you’ll be hearing more from Specter in the not-so-distant future.